Our colleges will assist all new students in finding accommodation. For students under the age of 18, it is compulsory to live in a homestay. Students aged 18 and over can either choose live in a homestay or share a house with their friends.
We can arrange different types of approved accommodation through authorized agents. In most cases, you share some part of your living area with strangers, so you have to be aware of other people’s habits and respect them, as they should respect yours.If you are not sure of anything, you should ask your teacher or student advisor at school and then they can explain and assist.
Your homestay will provide your room complete with a bed, cupboard, and study desk with lamp and bathroom facilities. Your homestay should provide you with breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. You generally use public transport to get to and from school. You do not have to pay for separate use of water or electricity, but your homestay may ask you to limit your use of both as these commodities are expensive in New Zealand. You will be asked to pay for your own cell phone or overseas calls and if you have a computer or want to use the homestay computer, you may be told to limit your use as you are charged for use of the line. You may not get the food you are used to, and every homestay has its own sets of the rules. A homestay can be a very rewarding experience. All the homestay families have been checked by the school through approved qualified homestay cooperation partners.
Rotorua Boy’s High school has the most modern boarding hostel of any High School in New Zealand. Tai Mitchell House was opened in 2005 and provides boarding facilities for over 100 students. Besides, Tai Mithell Boarding Scholarships are awarded annually to selected students.